If you’re in any doubt of the impact that One Special Day will have, meet Corey, an amazing seven year-old with a magic laugh.
He’s seven and has hemiplegia down his left side as a result of a pre-natal stroke. For many years he’s had to watch his brother have all the video gaming fun, but now he’s absolutely loving playing FIFA independently.
“We used to give him a controller that wasn’t connected just so he felt involved,” said Lee, his father. “I’d asked a few people about adapted controllers but no-one knew anything. Just by chance I went into a GAME store and one of the assistants mentioned SpecialEffect.”
Corey and his family came over to our games room and we created a special control setup for him that’s put him back into the game. He hasn’t looked back.
“He’s really enjoying it,” smiles Lee, “It’s given him a bit of independence to play the games himself. It’s something else he can do as his disability restricts him in so many other ways.”
“Seeing him so happy just makes you feel good.”
With your One Special Day support we can level the playing field for hundreds more people like Corey. Let’s make it happen!